Cassina expands its vision of the home with a new lighting collection. Inspired by Cesare Cassina, who co-founded Flos in 1962, the company showcases new and established designers who embody The Cassina Perspective.
The Cassina Lighting Collection, which will evolve over time, offers new creations and decorative lighting. The products, available globally, will be sold in Cassina Stores, online, and selected retailers from autumn 2023.
The artistic fusion of light and design in the Cassina Lighting Collection
Also participating in the collection is the famous French designer Philippe Stark, with a contemporary and timeless creation that celebrates the tradition of hand-glazed ceramic in the French Riviera. Valor.S is a table and wall lamp with a smooth and organic shape, enhanced by rich and vibrant colors that evoke the beauty of the glazed ceramic that Pablo Picasso and other artists such as Chagall and Cocteau revealed to the world from a small village in France, Vallauris.
Not only famous designers but also new talents to discover. Linde Freya Tangelder is a young talent who joined Cassina in 2022 thanks to the Patronage project. Wax, Stone, Light is her collection of sculptural columns inspired by liquid materials that solidify into glass. The designer explored the facets of glass, its transparencies, textures, and light effects, to create an atmospheric object. The collection consists of five columns of different sizes made with Murano glass cubes blown by craftsmen and hand-worked with wax.
Lastly, Paolo Ulian’s Fluxus-E is a playful table lamp that transforms with a simple gesture. The concept originated from Ulian’s tribute to Baron Bic, using the tubes of the famous pen.
Cassina developed Fluxus-E with a LED module that illuminates the lamp and the surroundings, while LED spotlights under each tube cast a warm light through the glass. The tubes can be oriented outward, inward, alternating, or randomly, like flowers or sea creatures. The lamp, made of glass and aluminum, can be easily assembled, disassembled, and recycled.
Unveiling the exclusive project by Charles and Ray Eames
The Cassina Lighting Collection is inspired by the lighting projects of Charles and Ray Eames, the iconic American designers who founded the Eames Office in 1941. Their work spanned architecture, furniture, industrial design, photography, cinema, and exhibition design, always with a keen eye for natural light. Cassina, with its passion for the Modern Movement and its expertise in historical research and production, collaborated with the Eames Office to explore these projects and their documentation.
The result is a remarkable philological research that will bring these projects to light with the launch of the first Eames Lighting collection in 2024.